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has found some very 
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Cover photograph by 
Katie Chrapkowski 

RES 050 GRI 2006 

Butler County Coinmuni 

This year has been a learning experience for 
the Grizzly Magazine staff. 

The magazine lost much of their staff for the 
Spring semester. With only five people on our staff, 
we all had to put in an extra effort to complete our 
final issue for the 2006-07 school year. 

Each person on the staff really stepped up this 
issue to help with all the extra work. Despite the 
smaller staff, we feel our staff still has found some 
very interesting stories. 

Also, a couple of us ventured out to New York 
City for a journalism convention. We gained a lot of 
valuable information, which hopefully shines through 
in this issue. 

Our staff thanks you for being the faithful 
readers we all know you all are. If anyone has ideas 
for next year's magazine to help us continue perfect- 
ing it, don't hesitate to contact us! 
Your editors, 



Magazine staffs 

Managing Editors 

Katie Chrapkowski 
Erin Lewis 

Design Editor 

Krystal Walker 

Staff Writers 

Christina Doffing 
Kayse Holmes 


Mr. Mike Swan 


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S. Haverhill Road 
| ling 100, Room 104 
s )orado, Kan. 67042 

2U Resident Assistant 

Safety is important and it's the 
resident assistant's job to main- 
tain the structure. Who are they 
and what do they do? 

22 A Legend: Steve Smith 

A look inside the life of Steve 
Smith, a longtime reporter and 
friend to the community. 

24: Bowling for the kids 

Students have fun and raise 
money for a good cause. 


2 Campus life 

See students participating 
in activities at Butler. 

O Butler Beauty 

A longtime dream came 
true when fellow Butler 
graduate Michelle Walthers 
was crowned Miss Kansas. 

Mother's Day 

Remembering the woman 
who loves you the most. 

12 Time for 


April showers 
bring May flow- 
ers, and also a 
time for moving 
on for some soph- 

1 4 Butler visits the 

Big Apple 

Journalism students go out- 
side of El Dorado and into 
the fast paced world of 
New York City. Other than 
just sightseeing, students 
gained many new ideas. 

2v Sorensen leaves her mark 

Although an injury ends her sea- 
son, Abby Sorensen leaves her 
athletic talents imprinted in the 
game of basketball. 

2 O A look through sports 

Take a photographic look back 
over men's and women's basket- 
ball and the track season. 

22 Looking back 

Sports Media recaps the most 
memorable events from Butler. 



Photographs by Nicole Mason 
and Krystal Walker 

Butler students participate in various activities around the college. 
From extra time between classes playing pool to outdoor concerts 
to evenings at the skating rink, students make the best of time 
spent in El Dorado. 

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Story by Kayse Holmes 
Layout by Krystal Walker 

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or most, being able to be classified as Miss 
Kansas would be a dream come true. 

For Michelle Walthers, it was actually a 
dream come true. Walthers was recently crowned 
Miss Kansas 2007. 

Walthers graduated from Circle High School 
and then from Butler with a Graphic Design degree in 
Liberal Arts. Besides fulfilling all the requirements 
for being Miss Kansas, her plans for the future 
include getting her masters in Fine Arts and starting a 
small design business. 

She has also worked very long and hard to get 
to where she is now. 

'it was a goal that I had set for myself that I 
had to work for two years, and it was very reward- 
ing," Walthers says. 

She has had many accomplishments, leader- 
ship roles and honors. Some of her greatest ones 
include Butler and Friends Presidential Scholar, 
Who's Who among American High School Students, 
Big Brothers and Big Sisters, DARE Role Model and 
leading female performer at Century II in 2004. 

The competition is not only a beauty contest, 
it's also an excellent scholarship program. 

"I was first attracted to the scholarship pro- 
gram, but I have come to love the organization for so 
much more that that," Walthers says. 

Winning Miss Kansas isn't over when the 
pageant ends. There are quite a few duties that come 
along with the title of Miss Kansas. 

"I travel a lot. My biggest job is to speak at 
school assemblies all over the state, but I also work 
to market the Miss Kansas Organization and to bring 
new scholarship dollars," Walthers says. 

Throughout the competition there is great 
opportunity to meet new and exciting people. 

"To tell you the truth it was very intimidating 
the first time I met all of the girls. They are all just 
amazing women," Walthers says. 

Being able to go through the experience of 
Miss Kansas is not something that many people can 
say they have been through. Overall, it would have to 
be a great experience. 

"The worst thing is the few seconds before 
they announce the top ten or top five, and you don't 
know if you'll make it," Walthers says. "The best 
thing is the friends that you walk away with after- 

The worst thing is the few seconds before they 
announce the top ten or top five, and you don 't know 
if you 11 make it. 

Michelle Walthers 
Miss Kansas 2007 




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By Erin Lewis 

Every year the opportunity arises to do something 
wonderful and acknowledge the woman you call 
"Mother. " 

he tradition to some may seem like 
just another reason for Hallmark or the 
flower industry to prosper as it is one of the 
most commercially successful holidays, 
with about 96 percent of the American con- 
sumers taking part in the celebration. 

Celebrating and honoring mothers 
was demonstrated far back in history. A 
mother as defined, is the biological or 
social female parent of an offspring. The 
title mother can be given to a woman other 
than a biological parent who fills this role. 

The holiday was declared officially 
by only some states in 1912, but the first 
national Mother's Day was in 1914, 
declared by President Woodrow Wilson. 

His idea of Mother's Day was a day 

that the American flag could be shown in 
honor of the mothers of those sons who died 
in war. Commercialization and expansion of 
the holiday began several years after and 
continues today. 

The U.S Census Bureau reporting 
an estimated 82.5 million mothers in the 
United States and rising, it is sure to 
become the most successful grossing holi- 
day as it is second to Christmas. 

Mother's Day is celebrated in many 
different countries around the world and is 
marketed heavily to resemble the American 
tradition of gift-giving. 

The general meaning remains the 
same as the date varies from place to place 
on where it is celebrated. 

A mother is the biological or social female parent of an offspring. 
The title mother can be given to a woman other than a biological 
parent who fills this role. 

Definition according to 


Gifts and ideas for your mom 

If you're thinking that you have to spend a ton of money- STOP! Several 
great gifts that every mom would cherish are very affordable. Making 
your own gilt is a big pins. Your mom will be so exeited that you 
thought of her and took the time to create something from scratch. 


Whether they are handpieked or 
ordered from your florist, flowers 
always do the trick. 


Every woman loves things that 
smell great! Find a candle with 
your mother's favorite colors or 

courtesy of 


Take a picture of you and your 
mother, maybe from years ago 
that you've found, or a recent one 
that you like and frame it. You 
could even take a plain black 
frame and customize it with paint 
pens or unique stickers. The tears 
will swell up in her eyes. 

Baked goods are always 
appreciated by that sweet tooth in 
everyone and taking the time to 
bake it yourself means so much 


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By Erin Lewis 


As the Butler Master Teacher of 2006-07, Valerie Jo Haring, 
art instructor in the Humanities/Fine Arts department, will be 
the speaker for the graduation ceremonies. She hopes to instill 
inspiration during her speech as well as entertain everyone. 
"I am culling ideas from several different sources. I'm not 
sure what the actual topic of the speech will be; probably 
something about exercising our humanity," says Haring. 

"Work hard, believe in yourself, and be kind to others. Financial 
success means little if your aren't happy doing what you are doing. " 

Valerie Jo Haring 
Art Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor 





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Commencement will take place on May 12, 2007 in the Butler Community 

College Gymnasium in El Dorado. 

The AA/AAS ceremony will begin at 9:30 

a.m. Lineup will start at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria located in the 

Student Union Building. The AS/AGS ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. 

Lineup will start at 12:15 p.m. in the cafeteria located in the 

Student Union Building. 

Advice from Butler faculty for the graduates of 2007 

"An education increases your options. Also, you cannot overestimate 
the importance of your integrity nor the value of being kind." 

Freda Briggs 
Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor 

"First and foremost it is important to stay true to yourself and to try 
your hardest always. Employers seem to appreciate those who take 
the time and utilize what they have learned during their schooling." 

Theresa Pacitti 
Assessment Coordination Specialist 

"Once you graduate you realize your're discovering a whole new 

Troy Nordman 
Humanities and Fine Arts Instructor 





Story by Katie Chrapkowski 

Photographs by Katie Chrapkowski and Erin Lewis 

Headline by Krystal Walker 

visits the 

Journalism students ventured to New York City March 14-17 for the 
College Media Advisers Spring National Convention. With only two full 
days in the city, students crammed in many sessions at the convention and 
much anticipated sightseeing. 


taff members of the Lantern and Grizzly 
Magazine recently flew to New York City for the 
College Media Advisers Spring National Convention 
March 15-17. 

The plane ride itself was an experience for 
some, as a few students had never stepped foot inside 
a plane before. 

With only two full days in the Big Apple, the 
students had much to accomplish between absorbing 
new ideas from the convention and seeing the sights 
around the city. And though freezing weather tried to 
hinder this trip, the journalism students still made the 
best of it. 

Each student was required to attend at least 
three sessions per day at the convention. With over 
100 sessions offered throughout the span of the con- 
vention, the students had too many to choose from 

with so little time. 

In the session, "Interviewing strategies for 
feature stories," Grizzly Magazine co-editor Erin 
Lewis, Derby sophomore, gained many ideas. 

"During this session I learned that the first 
step in writing a good story is creating a relationship 
with the person you're interviewing," Lewis says. "I 
never realized my stories could potentially be better if 
I asked open-ended questions rather than just getting 
straight facts because this invites the person in to add 
their own anecdotes." 

Lewis added that this session was the most 
helpful from the convention. 

Another beneficial session for for both the 
magazine and newspaper staff was "Copyright 

In this session students learned why they can't 


take just anything off of the internet and also learned 
guidelines that restrict copyright. 

Lantern managing editor Elizabeth McKinney, 
a Remington sophomore, also agreed the convention 
was a good experience. 

"I learned a lot about things the newspaper 
really needs to work on," McKinney says. "But, we 
also learned about things we do well." 

Of course a trip to the city wouldn't be the 
same without a Broadway show. Members of the 
group saw two very different shows, "Les Miserables" 
and "Beauty and the Beast." 

"'Beauty and the Beast' was absolutely amaz- 
ing," Lewis says. "The vibrant colors and special 
effects made it appear just as the cartoon version of 
the show. I felt like a little kid in a candy store as I 
sang every song along with the cast." 

The last full day spent in New York a snow- 
storm hit, and although this made it difficult to sight- 
see, students still made the best of it. 

Between Times Square, Rockefeller Center, 
the Empire State Building, China Town and other typ- 
ical tourist spots, everyone found their way around 
despite ice pellets hitting their faces and soaking wet 

One student even got selected to be inter- 
viewed on a popular New York show, "The Today 

Lantern reporter Allyson Osborn, Clearwater 
freshman, was asked how she felt about soccer star 
David Beckham coming to America. 

"Riding on the subway made me feel like I 
was a real New Yorker," Lewis says. 

And a person can't truly experience the city 
without a real New York pizza. 

"The best thing about New York was the 24 
hour pizza service," McKinney says. 

Overall, the time spent in the Big Apple was a 
learning experience and also an experience of a life- 

Working hard. (Above) At the College Media 
Advisers convention, many booths were set up 
with valuable information. 

Rushing around. (Right) Journalism students 
had the chance to visit one of the busiest spots in 
New York, Times Square. With bright lights, 
speedy cars and hurried walkers, Times Square 
was quite the change from Kansas streets. 


Let it snow. (Left) While in New York 
City, the weather wasn't quite up to par. 
In the Big Apple, the city takes time to 
clear the sidewalks for pedestrians 
before they clear any roads. 


Beauty and the Beast was absolutely amazing. The vibrant colors and 
special effects made it appear just as the cartoon version of the show. 

Erin Lewis 
Grizzly Magazine co-editor 




Moments tyat 

Check in and check out. R.J. 
Armstrong, Parsons sophomore, 
takes his resident assistant duties 
seriously as he signs students in. 

esident assistant students employed 

by Residence Life are available to 
help the students living on campus. The 
most important job that they have is to act 
as a resource person. A resident assistant 
must act as a positive role model in their 
conduct, attitude and academics. 

"The best part of being a resident 
assistant is getting to help people out and 
getting to meet new people. The worst part 
of it is when students get mad at me because 
they broke a policy and I was the one that 
turned them in," Susan Ault, Kingman soph- 
omore, says. 

The job of resident assistant requires 
a person to live on-campus, maintain at least 
a GPA of 2.0 at all times during resident 
assistant employment, and be on the meal 
plan. The salary for a resident assistant is 
payment of room and half of the meals, 
which amounts to approximately $2,200 a 
semester. Also, a resident assistant cannot 
have a job off-campus, and must inform 
Residence Life of an on-campus job. 

"The best part of being involved 
with the Resident Assistants is the fact that 
it is extremely rewarding to observe the per- 
sonal growth in each resident assistant 
throughout the year. Each RA matures and 

develops their leadership skills," Janece 
English, Director of Residence Living, says. 

There are a few events that a resi- 
dent assistant must attend. They must go to 
a minimum of five residence hall sponsored 
events or activities. 

They have to attend the Residence 
Life staff meetings that take place once a 
week. Also, they must attend the Leadership 
Challenge, act as a Grizzly Welcome 
Counselor, and assist with planning a mini- 
mum of three programs for the year. 

Along with all the events and meet- 
ings, a resident assistant must keep verbal 
and visual contact with each hall resident 
that they are serving. 

This means they must be on their 
floor or apartment at least ten hours a week. 
On top of that they work at least one duty 
night a week and on weekends, according to 
the schedule. This means making rounds 
around the halls, handling incidents, report- 
ing maintenance problems, etc. 

"Overall, this past year's resident 
assistants have been the best group of RAs 
I've had the privilege to work with at 
Butler. They are dedicated and care about 
the residents in their areas and in the halls 
which makes my job easier," English says. 


Story by Christina Doffing 
Layout by Krystal Walker 
Photographs by Nicole Mason 

It takes key elements to run a 
dormitory safely. Susan Ault, 
Kingman sophomore, assists 
students in getting into their 
room, among other duties. 


Overall, this past years resident assistants have been the best 
group ofRAs I've had the privilege to work with at Butler. 

Janece English 
Director of Residence Living 




"We will miss Steve dearly. He was 
always so happy and cheerful when 
he would walk in to our office. 
He would always walk in and say 
'Hi Sandy Zieman.' 
I would reply 
'Hi Steve Smith.' 
I'm going to miss those days. 
Whether it was our Christmas 
Family Project, the El Dorado 
Broncos or Butler County events, 
Steve was always willing to write an 
article for us. 

God has the best reporter in 
Heaven when he sent for Steve. 
We will miss you!" 

-Sandy Zieman- 

"He was a wonderful man 
who meant so much to so many. He 
was always there to chronicle all the 
good that was coming from the 
school and played a special part in 
making all of us feel special." 
-Mary Mallatt- 

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"Steve was one of the kindest people I've 
ever known. I worked with him many 
years ago at the paper in El Dorado, my 
first newspaper job. My journalistic 
knowledge was entirely theoretical but 
Steve was generous about helping me and 
patient when I didn 't get it right. He was 
friendly and possessed a wonderful dry 
sense of humor—even when deadline 
loomed. " 
-Jeff McCulley 






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Circle wrestling qualifies 4 for State 

Grizzly basketball teams fall at home to Seward 




any people come into our lives 
whether it be a simple hello passing by or our best 
friends whom we have grown with and now feel we 
cannot live without. Steve Smith made that impact 
not only in the community of El Dorado, but also 
in the lives of Butler Community College students 
from various parts of the state, country and world. 

"This man took the very first picture I ever 
had in the paper when I was five. Ever since then 
he has always been there to cover everything I had 
a part in. His dedication and interest truly means a 
lot to not only me, but the hundreds of students, 
families, and children that he made such an impact 
on. His pictures were worth every word he wrote 
and it won't be the same without him, but every 
time we see pictures in the paper, we should think 
of Steve and thank him for all he has done," 
Hannah Hendricks says. 

Stephen Harold Smith passed away Feb. 19, 
2007 at the age of 57. He had many accomplishments 
he should have been proud of and one of those was 
working for the El Dorado Times for 25 years. 

Story and Layout by Krystal Walker 

"As someone who has known him for 1 5+ years 
and was the one to sit next to him in the Times 
newsroom during my two stints as sports editor, 
he'll definitely be missed. It's hard to believe that 
he's gone," Randy Smith says. 

He loved his work, even when the stories 
were hard to write, he kept his professionalism and 
wrote when needed the best he could of the worst 

But many times there were so many good 
events happening to be written about. No matter 
how small the story was Steve Smith had a way of 
making the story feel not only important to the one 
he was writing about, but to the readers as well. 

"I remember seeing Steve at all of our high 
school games. He was always carrying around his 
camera! I didn't know him well, but he was good 
friends with my uncle and recently wrote a story 
about him. You will be missed," Anna Hoyt says. 

The impact he made while he was alive will 
forever be remembered by many people. 



His dedication and interest truly means a lot to not only me, but 
the hundreds of students, families and children that he made 
such an impact on. 

Hannah Hendricks 



Kids Sake 

Story and Photographs by Kayse Holmes 
Layout by Krystal Walker 

Bowlin' her own style. Mandy 
Tetrick, Registrar's Office, shows 
her silly side as well as an example 
of how to 'granny bowl.' Tetrick 
has been participating in Bowl for 
Kids' Sake for the past two years. 



^ ig Brothers and Big Sisters is a mentoring 
program designed to help children reach their full 
potential through one-on-one relationships with 
mentors. Not only is it the oldest, it's also the largest 
youth mentoring 
organization in the 
United States. Big 
Brothers Big Sisters, 
also known as 
BBBS, is divided up 
into several smaller 
programs. These 
include Bigs in Blue, 
Big Couple/Big 
Family, Mentoring 
Children of 
Prisoners, Junior 
Bigs, Mentor 
Assistance Program 
(MAP) and Sport 

One of BBBS's most well-known fundraisers 
is Bowl For Kids' Sake. For more that 20 years this 
fundraiser and awareness program has been taking 
place. Bigs, Littles, donors, corporations and com- 
munity members raise money for the program by 

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asking family, and friends and others to pledge. 
Each team has five or six members, including the 
team captain. Each member of the team is respon- 
sible for receiving $75 in pledges. Each member 

that raises 
over $75 will 
receive vari- 
ous prizes 
depending on 
what their 
total amount 

Every year 
there is at least 
one team that 
represents Butler. 
"This was my 
first year to 
do Bowl for 
Kids' Sake. I 
thought it was a really good experience and it 
brought to my attention how much children really 
do need," says Tarn Kohls, Leon freshman. 

"It's really fun to be able to get together 
and raise money for a really good cause," says 
Brandy Avery, Registrar's Office. 

Say Cheese. Above: The Butler team stops for a 
quick photo. From left: Mandy Tetrick (Team 
Captain), Jenna Vice, Tarn Kohls, Brandy Avery, 
Monica Saferite and Kayse Holmes. Photo by Bowl 
for Kids' Sake Representative. 

Good technique. Jenna Vice, Registrar's 
Office, tries her hardest to get another strike 
on the board for the Butler team. "It's fun to 
get together with the girls outside of work to 
do something locally," says Vice. 

Mhumm! Tam Kohls, Leon freshman, enjoys her 
pizza in between turns. Pizza and pop was was 
provided for anyone participating in Bowl for Kids' 


Sorensen leaves her 

Story by Matt Elwood 
Layout by Erin Lewis 




at Butler 

bby Sorensen, at only 5-foot-4 inches, ended 
her season and college career in athletics at Butler 
with a torn ACL. It came as no surprise to see her 
come hobbling back on crutches, sporting the same 
ear to ear smile that endeared her to so many 
Grizzlies fans in the last two years. 

After all, Sorensen has dealt with adversity 
before. A multi-sport athlete in high school in 
Mulvane, Sorensen took on whatever she could, from 
track and volleyball to her favorites softball and bas- 

"It was pretty much the same group of girls 
that I played with year-round," Sorensen says. "If you 
were good you played all sports." 

It was early on that her coaches realized that 
what Sorensen lacked in height, she adamantly made 
up in effort and were quick to encourage her. 
Likewise, Sorensen has gathered encouragement from 
peers, fans and idols alike to overcome whatever 
obstacles stand in her way, and height was a bit of the 
reoccurring theme. 

Sorensen has probably heard them all, each 
and every one of the slogans that are commonplace in 
today's culture, especially in connection with the 
underdog. But she relishes one particular piece of 
advice she got from a basketball idol and icon, former 
Kansas star Lynnette Woodard. 

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While attending a Woodard basketball camp, 
asketball great told Sorensen, "It's not how big 
you are - it's how big you play." 
M Sorensen has been a golden example of that 

Jry piece of advice ever since. 
When Sorensen first joined the Grizzlies, it 
yas instantly apparent how skilled she was, as a solid 
defender and pure pass first point guard. Darryl 
Smith, in his first year coaching at Butler, told 
Sorensen she would have to play tough to play for the 
Grizzlies. In particular he told her she'd have to be 
able to take a charge to stay on the team. A year later 
Sorensen had established her reputation as a defender, 
a reliable point guard, and had proven her uncanny 
ability to draw the charge call. 

"It's a huge momentum shifter," Sorensen 
says. "The great players really hate it when you take 
a charge." 

There may not be a gutsier move in basketball 
than drawing a charge, if for no other reason, the pain 
that results from hitting the hardwood floor hard. 

"It doesn't even hurt," Sorensen says, "...well, 
when you get the call it doesn't hurt. If you don't get 
the call it doesn't feel so good." 

"She's a tough one," Sorensen's mom, Mindy, 
says. "She won't admit to being in pain, even on the 
crutches. About the only way you can tell is when she 


She won't admit to being in pain even on the crutches. About the 
only way you can tell is when she asks us to bring her a Dr. 

Mindy Sorensen (Abby's mother) 



asks us to bring her a Dr. Pepper." 

Soon Sorensen had become an integral part of 
the Grizzlies team, a team that started the 2006-07 
season off so well they positioned themselves in the 
national rankings, something the Grizzlies and Coach 
Smith should all be very proud of. 

This last season, however, Sorensen was a 
much needed sophomore leader for the Grizzlies as 
one of only three returning players from the previous 

When asked what she hopes to do after Butler, 
Sorensen mentioned coaching as a possibility. Surely 
an option Coach Smith would appreciate, as he's 
watched Sorensen mature into a complete basketball 
player in her two years at Butler and with such expe- 
rience gained a more complete knowledge of the 

Since her injury, Sorensen has received a good 
deal of well-wishes from Butler boosters and fans. 

Many of which sent her cases of Dr. Pepper, 
her favorite drink. Sorensen sits back and smiles, 
thinking about her favorite Butler memories, beating 
Hutchinson in particular. She's had a fun ride and 
with a smile this big her future will be even brighter. 

Despite her current injury, Sorensen still 
hopes to continue playing college atheletics after 







Sports Media recaps their most 
memorable moments from the last two years spent 

at Butler Community College 

out by Erin Lewis 
ourtesy photographs 

JVicchaLa hCarn 

JHcLouth sophomore 

When I found out my senior year of high school that I 
had received a Sports Media Scholarship, I never imagined in 
my wildest dreams that I would have so many wonderful oppor- 
tunities here at Butler Community College. The past two years 
in Sports Media have been a complete whirlwind of wow's. I 
can't thank Mr. Swan, Mr. Hayes or Butler Community College 
enough for giving me the chance to do what I love best in life. 
Through the Sports Media Program I have met so many wonder- 
ful athletes and sports fans, not only Butler Grizzlies, but also 
from other schools. 

The memories that stick out the most to me are the long 
trips of course. Going to Texas for the first football game of the 
2006-2007 season has to be my favorite highlight of the past 
two years. Another memorable experience was also the two day 
trip to Colby for basketball two years in a row. Nothing is better 
than sitting in a van with seven men's basketball players for six 

Trust me, it's not always fun and games, such as getting 
kicked off the air in Garden City for a time for basketball in 
2006 and broadcasting a game on my cell phone. Also reaching 
deadline for the newspaper on Thursday can also be a hassle but 
it all has to be done, it's part of the game. 

Watching the Butler Grizzlies go 14-1 in football, vol- 
leyball having one of their best seasons, cross-country compet- 
ing at nationals, soccer, baseball and softball being nationally 
ranked and basketball and its many dramatic events are what we 
lived for. 

We've been here for the past two years writing about 
and broadcasting every single athletic event. 

I've come to believe in the past two years that this is 
what I dream to do for the rest of my life. I cannot thank Butler 
more for the opportunities I have been given or the great foun- 
dation I have built here. 1 will always cherish the memories I 
have made as a Butler Grizzly. 

ohari&s Kj&ef&r 

Aucjusttx sophomore 

For the last two years I have been involved here at 
Butler with the Sports Media department as well as radio and 
TV. There have been a lot of crazy times as well as stressful 
times trying to cover every atheletic event we have here at 
Butler. I have been asked as well as my fellow Sports Media 
partners to write the good and the bad times of covering Grizzly 

I would say the best time covering a basketball game 
would be going to Allen County both years I was here. We sat 
right in the heart of the Allen County student section as well as 
the majority of fans. My good friend Brandon Schneider and I 
had a blast covering the games because we could use the student 
and fan reaction in the broadcast. There were many times when 
we would hear something and just start laughing. 

Another fun time is when we piled in a mini-van the 
first of the year and headed down to Kilgore with three Sports 
Media students, two photographers and our teacher Mr. Swan 
(who isn't such a good driver) to cover the first football game of 
the season. It was a blast. We got to be on FSN Southwest live 
at the Texas Rangers game. 

I would say the worst time was again with my good 
friend Brandon. We were assigned to go up to Iowa Western to 
cover that night's men's b-ball game. We knew what time the 
bus was leaving and everything. The problem was that the bus 
left early. From that point on it escalated into a big thing fast. 

Things 1 won't miss would be showing up 2-3 hours 
before the game starts because you had to ride with the team, 
eating McDonald's every basketball road trip and trying to track 
down stats and quotes for our newspaper stories. 

I have enjoyed my time here at Butler and have met a 
lot of great friends. I would like to thank especially Mr. Swan 
and Mr. Hayes for this opportunity and also everyone I have 
shared the mic with. It's been fun but I'm ready for it to be over. 


JVlatt Eiwood 

Wichita sophomore 

There's a lot I'm thankful for about my experience 
broadcasting sports here at Butler. There have been ups and 
downs, conflicts and resolutions, very much like one would 
expect in the real world of mass media. However, there are a 
good deal of things that I got to do here at Butler few other jobs 
could afford me the opportunity to do. 

I have a good deal of good memories here at Butler, 
and ironically most of them come with the toughest circum- 
stances. Like riding with the women's team to the Coffey ville 
Shootout in the early afternoon and returning with the men's 
team who played late that night. 

My best memory here at Butler will always be the free- 
dom we had as students to call the game however our natural 
style deemed appropriate. I hope to work in the actual profes- 
sional field of Sports Broadcasting after my days at Butler are 
over, and it's repeatedly evident that the on-air freedom I've 
enjoyed here at Butler is a luxury unthinkable in the field. 



Well where do I begin? It was a very fun and interest- 
ing first year for me at Butler. I really enjoyed being involved 
with the Sports Media program and I look forward to doing it 
again next year. 

The highlight of the year would probably have to be 
our trip to Texas the very first week of school. We got to go see 
a Texas Rangers baseball game and then we broadcast the first 
football game of the season for the Grizzlies. We arrived in 
Dallas about an hour early before we were supposed to start our 
tour so Mr. Swan pulled into an Asian Market where it seemed 
we were the only peolpe using English at the time. 

I would have to say that the only lowlight of the year 
was when I traveled to Highland and the Grizzly football team 
lost their first game of the year. 

The sophomores really helped me a lot throughout the 
year and I greatly appreciate all of their work. 

I would also like to thank Mr. Swan for all of his help 
the last two semesters. So until next year, Stay Classy! 


The Grizzly 

Bronzo Medalist 

First Place 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Sports Photography 

Third Place 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Event Photography 

Katie Chrapkowski 

Mini-Feature Design 

Melissa Carrier 

Sports Page Design 

Second Place 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Event Photography 

Honorable Ment 

Andrew Dorpingha 

Event Photography 
Feature Photography 
Sports Photography 

Katie Chrapkowski 

Event Writing 

Jason Unruh 

Photo Essay 

Michael Lentz 

Photo Essay 
Sports Photography 

Rachelle Poirier 

Table of Contents 

Amy Hake 

Event Writing